Tottenham will have to pay £20million if they want to sign starlet Ryan Sessegnon from Championship club Fulham. According to the Mirror, England international left-back Danny Rose is expected to quit north London next month and join Manchester United. With Rose set to leave Spurs, the 17-year-old Sessegnon is tipped to replace him.
The report also says that Spurs want Sessegnon’s twin brother, Steven to be included in the deal, which would cost another £10m for the Premier League side. The England youth international, who can play in defence or midfield, would be loaned back to Fulham for another 18 months to continue his development.
Ryan Sessegnon has made 24 appearances for Fulham this season, scoring 4 goals, while his brother Steven has featured twice in midfield for the Slavisa Jokanovic’s side.
Spurs having been tracking the brothers for more than two years and are in a pole position to lure them away from Craven Cottage.
Rose’s relationship with the North London club has become strained over recent months and landed in hot water after his explosive interview The Sun.
The left-back criticised Spurs for their wage structure and lack of world-class signings in summer. The tension heightened when the England international admitted he was ‘fuming’ at being dropped for the game against Arsenal in November.
Speaking after starring in Spurs’ 2-1 win over Dortmund in the Champions League in November, Rose admitted:
“My reaction on Saturday was I was fuming.”
“I was angry, but understanding, at the same time. There’s been no bust-up, there’s been no argument. There’s been no falling out.
“The manager just explained that he thought it’d be better for me to do a hard session on Saturday, which I did.
“Me and the manager have not fallen out, not had an argument,” he added.
However, Fulham wonderkid Ryan Sessegnon is seen as the perfect addition to Tottenham’s squad, particularly if Rose leaves.
The 17-year-old signed his first professional contract with Fulham in June, but the Championship club will struggle to hold on to him for another season if they fail to achieve promotion to the Premier League.
There is no buy-out clause in Sessegnon’s contract, which means Fulham will be able to demand a hefty chunk of money for the teenager if his form continues.
What’s your opinion? Do you think Sessegnon would be an able replacement for Danny Rose?